A Small Orange vs SiberName

Comparison
Compared options Visit A Small Orange Visit SiberName
Pricing
20 hosting plans 3 hosting plans
Starting price $2.92 / month $3.97 / month
Free domain Yes Yes
Coupons No No
User Ratings
1.8
2.5
Reliability 1.5
2.5
Pricing 2.0
3.0
User Friendly 2.0
2.5
Support 1.5
2.0
Features 2.0
3.0
User Reviews
40 reviews 8 reviews
Latest positive review
Very good experience. No downtime in last 3 months.
Ridwan Choudhury,
9.6
I signed up with A Small Orange despite seeing many bitter reviews on the internet. I've been using ASO shared (small) plan for 3 months. Never experienced any issue with their service. I've monitored my website uptime with J... More etpack plugin of wordpress and tested speed, server response time regularly. Never experienced any downtime in last 3 months. Pingdom shows my website is faster than the 98% website. Actually, so far I'm very happy with their service.
It is true that their support ticket is very slow and they took almost two weeks to reply my ticket about registering a new domain. But I never had to wait more than 3 minutes to get live chat support. My ticket was solved instantly via live chat.
Another good thing about ASO is their server name and user area interface is very unique and user friendly.
Hope ASO will remain consistent with their good service. Best wishes for ASO team!
Less
They are a very helpful company
Bruce Ricketts,
8.4
I have been dealing with Sibername for almost 10 years. I use their online service helpdesk if I have problems and I have always experience fast turnaround solutions. The perform some fixes free of charge that I would have ... More to pay extra for with other hosting companies. Less
Latest negative review
Customer support has really gone downhill. Not what they used to be.
Chad Rock,
4.4
When they first started, they were one of the best. However, like so many others, they sold out. Even after new ownership, I still stuck with them because I'm loyal. After finding out my $140 plan didn't include SSL, and th... More at they wanted to charge me an additional $40 per year for just that feature, I decided it was time to move on. That wasn't my only reason though. Support wait times have been increasing and the chat experience was getting worse. Simple questions were taking almost 10 or more minutes to get answered. Since I was only a few days into my renewal period, I didn't think it would be a problem asking for a refund or if they would prorate my account. They refused it. So that's the treatment I received after being a loyal customer for 13 years. They really could care less. Stay away from this company. There are much better hosting options out there that offer better and quicker customer support and features. Less
AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE!!! Worst out there.
Avoid SiberName,
2.0
No Support. Original registrant left the company and they are refusing to change the registrant to a new user account even though we gave them every bit of info they asked for indicating that we are the owners of the business... More .
Call support and you get a call center in India reading a script.
Finally escalate to someone in Ottawa "Brent" and they are useless as well. Even gave the explanation "Sorry, but we can not let you take over the control and move the domain out of our registrar account as I am sure you will do at the first opportunity"
Well duh... with this type of support and business why would anyone want to use your services?
Next Stop ICANN to see what they can do about this rogue registrar
Less
Shared Hosting
4 plans from $2.92 to $275.00 3 plans from $3.97 to $9.25
Under $4

Tiny

$2.92 / MO
  • Space: 512 MB
  • Bandwidth: 5.12 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Tiny plan

SILVER

$3.97 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 19.97 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View SILVER plan
Under $8

Small

$5.00 / MO
  • Space: 5 GB
  • Bandwidth: 51.2 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Small plan

GOLD

$4.28 / MO
  • Space: 10 GB
  • Bandwidth: 40.04 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 1
View GOLD plan
Over $10

Medium

$10.00 / MO
  • Space: 15 GB
  • Bandwidth: 153.6 GB
  • Panel: cpanel
View Medium plan

PLATINUM

$9.25 / MO
  • Space: 50 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
  • Panel: cpanel
  • Number of Sites: 3
View PLATINUM plan
VPS
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

1

$20.00 / MO
  • Space: 30 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View 1 plan
No
Dedicated Server
8 plans from $2.92 to $275.00
No
Under $4 No No
Under $8 No No
Over $10

Xeon E3-1220 V2

$99.00 / MO
  • Space: 128 GB
  • Bandwidth: Unlimited
View Xeon E3-1220 V2 plan
No
Data Centers
1 of 6 1 of 6
North America Yes Yes
Europe No No
Asia No No
Oceânia No No
South America No No
Africa & Middle East No No
Support Services
5 of 6 0 of 6
Live Chat Yes No
Phone Support No No
Email Support Yes No
Forum Support Yes No
Video guides Yes No
Knowledgebase Yes No
CMS support
3 of 6 0 of 6
WordPress Yes No
Joomla Yes No
Drupal Yes No
Magento No No
Softaculous No No
PrestaShop No No
OS Support
2 of 2 0 of 2
Windows/ASP.NET Yes No
Linux Yes No
Language Support
3 of 8 0 of 8
PHP Yes No
Java No No
Python Yes No
Node.js Yes No
Django No No
Perl No No
Ruby on Rails No No
ASP.NET No No
Database Support
1 of 3 0 of 3
MongoDB No No
MySQL Yes No
PostgreSQL No No
Payment Types Support
2 of 6 0 of 6
PayPal Yes No
Credit Card Yes No
Moneybookers No No
Wire Transfer No No
Webmoney No No
Bitcoin No No
Second

Second

Winner

Winner